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S.124 (Act 166)

An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Sen. Jeanette White
10/7/2020 - Signed by Governor on October 7, 2020
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Last Recorded Action
Senate 10/7/2020 - Signed by Governor on October 7, 2020
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An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2019-2020
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2019-2020
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
After the Floor

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Walk-through

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
James Whitcomb, Major, Vermont State Police
John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Friday, April 5, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
2:45 PM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Walk-through

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Roger Marcoux, Sheriff, Sheriffs' Association

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:15 PM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Council Members, Sec 1; Training Options, Sec 2&3; Level II ->III - Sec 4; Reporting Sec 7

Rick Gauthier, Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Michael O'Neil, President, Vermont Troopers Association
Mark Anderson, Captain, Windham County Sheriff's Department

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:15 PM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rick Gauthier, Director, LEAB
Roger Marcoux, Sheriff
Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Information Crime Center (VCIC)
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
2:00 PM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Committee discussion: Sections 10, 11, 18

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Commission
Roger Marcoux, Sheriff, Sheriffs' Association

Friday, February 21, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Discussion of dispatch sections of the bill; update on LEAB

Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety
Steve Whitaker, Concerned Citizen
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
-

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

EMS

Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Adam Heuslein, Chief, Glover, E.M.S.
Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:30 PM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Continued discussion

Paco Aumand, Independent Consultant, Montpelier
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 13, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:30 PM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
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S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
Rick Gauthier, Director, LEAB
Matthew Birmingham, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
After the Floor

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Committee discussion

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Dan Batsie, Chief, Emergency Medical Services, Vermont Department of Health
Drew Hazelton, Chief of Operations, Rescue Inc.; Chair, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, Rescue Inc.
Christopher Brickell, Chief of Police, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
Matthew Birmingham, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety
Mark Anderson, Sheriff, Windham County, The Nature Conservancy
Bill Bohnyak, Sheriff, Sheriffs' Association
George Merkel, President, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
2:30 PM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Mark Anderson, Sheriff, Windham County
Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Dan Batsie, Chief, Emergency Medical Services, Vermont Department of Health
Bill Bohnyak, Sheriff, Sheriffs' Association
Drew Hazelton, Chief of Operations, Rescue Inc.; Chair, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, Rescue Inc.
Matthew S. Romei, Chief of Police, Capitol Police Department

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
-

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Committee discussion begins after Senate Session is finished.

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Dan Batsie, Chief, Emergency Medical Services, Vermont Department of Health
Drew Hazelton, Chief of Operations, Rescue Inc.; Chair, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, Rescue Inc.
Mark Anderson, Sheriff, Windham County

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
-

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Sen. Jeanette K. White, Windham County
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
-

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, August 28, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
10:30 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Walk Through

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, September 4, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
10:30 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP, Co-Chair Fair and Impartial Policing Committee
Rep. Anne B. Donahue
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, September 4, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
11:10 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Dan Batsie, Chief, Emergency Medical Services, Vermont Department of Health
Matthew Murano, Chief, Wilmington Police Department
William Humphries, Chief, Fair Haven Police Department
Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Daniel Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Drew Hazelton, Chief of Operations, Rescue Inc.; Chair, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, Rescue Inc.
Patrick Malone, Director of the Initiative for Rural Emergency Medical Services, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, UVM

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:30 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Wilda White, Chair, Mental Health Crisis Response Commission
Randy H
Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:30 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Brian Peete, Chief, Montpelier Police Department
Tim Bombardier, Barre Chief of Police, Vermont Police Association
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, September 11, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
10:30 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Mark Anderson, Sheriff, Windham County, Sheriffs' Association
Ann Schroeder, Criminal Justice Committee, NAACP - Windham County
Christopher Brickell, Chair, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
Cindy Taylor-Patch, Director of Training, Vermont Police Academy
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
11:00 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Jacob Humbert, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, House Committee on Judiciary
Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration; and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:30 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:30 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Mark up and vote

Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:30 PM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Mark up and Vote
Continued from the morning session

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:00 PM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Discuss changes proposed by the House.

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
11:30 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Review of the Bill

Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Chair, House Committee On Government Operations
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, September 18, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
8:30 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Vote


Friday, September 18, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, September 18, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:30 AM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Appropriations Amendment
Copeland Hanzas and Gardner Amendment

Rep. Maida Townsend
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
2:30 PM

S.124 - An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2019-2020
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Chair, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
House Committee on Government Operations
  • Mark Anderson, Sheriff, Windham County, Sheriffs' Association
  • Dan Batsie, Chief, Emergency Medical Services, Vermont Department of Health
  • Tim Bombardier, Barre Chief of Police, Vermont Police Association
  • Christopher Brickell, Chair, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety
  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration; and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration
  • Daniel Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
  • Randy H
  • Drew Hazelton, Chief of Operations, Rescue Inc.; Chair, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, Rescue Inc.
  • Jacob Humbert, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • William Humphries, Chief, Fair Haven Police Department
  • Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Patrick Malone, Director of the Initiative for Rural Emergency Medical Services, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, UVM
  • Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Matthew Murano, Chief, Wilmington Police Department
  • Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP, Co-Chair Fair and Impartial Policing Committee
  • Brian Peete, Chief, Montpelier Police Department
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Ann Schroeder, Criminal Justice Committee, NAACP - Windham County
  • Cindy Taylor-Patch, Director of Training, Vermont Police Academy
  • Rep. Maida Townsend
  • Wilda White, Chair, Mental Health Crisis Response Commission
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sen. Jeanette K. White, Windham County
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Senate Committee on Government Operations
  • Mark Anderson, Captain, Windham County Sheriff's Department
  • Mark Anderson, Sheriff, Windham County
  • Mark Anderson, Sheriff, Windham County, The Nature Conservancy
  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Paco Aumand, Independent Consultant, Montpelier
  • Dan Batsie, Chief, Emergency Medical Services, Vermont Department of Health
  • Matthew Birmingham, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety
  • Bill Bohnyak, Sheriff, Sheriffs' Association
  • Christopher Brickell, Chief of Police, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety
  • Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Commission
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
  • Rick Gauthier, Director, LEAB
  • Rick Gauthier, Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Drew Hazelton, Chief of Operations, Rescue Inc.; Chair, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, Rescue Inc.
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Adam Heuslein, Chief, Glover, E.M.S.
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Roger Marcoux, Sheriff
  • Roger Marcoux, Sheriff, Sheriffs' Association
  • George Merkel, President, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Michael O'Neil, President, Vermont Troopers Association
  • Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Matthew S. Romei, Chief of Police, Capitol Police Department
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Information Crime Center (VCIC)
  • Steve Whitaker, Concerned Citizen
  • James Whitcomb, Major, Vermont State Police
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

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No fiscal documents found for S.124 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
No committee of conference members found for S.124 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
No committee of conference meeting history found for S.124 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
No committee of conference report found for S.124 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.

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Act


An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare

Statutes Affected

Regular Session 2019-2020

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel

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